Graduate ProgramsThe Department of English offers courses leading to:
- Master of Arts in English
- Master of Arts in English as a Second Language
- Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
- Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in English
A person with a Master's in another discipline who wishes to acquire an MA in English or an MA in ESL must present at least 36 semester hours of graduate work applicable to the second Master's degree and must meet all special requirements for it. Within these 36 hours, a student may include a maximum of 6 hours that were applied to the first Master's (whether it was received from UT Pan American or elsewhere). The 36 semester hours (including any work counted on a previous Master's) must include at least 27 seven hours of English, must include 24 hours at this institution, and must be within the seven-year period.
Students may enroll in a graduate course in ESL (provided they have the prerequisites for that particular course) without any undergraduate work in English. Likewise, the MFA courses require no undergraduate prerequisites, but enrollment in the workshops is limited to MFA candidates.